Harvey Mansfield on the Wisdom of The Federalist


In this Conversation, Harvey Mansfield reflects on The Federalist and why it should be read seriously as a great work on politics. Mansfield’s discussion calls our attention to the subtlety and complexity of the argument of The Federalist, as a whole, and explains why it remains an indispensable guide for thinking about American government. Mansfield and Kristol also consider how The Federalist draws on, but also differs from, works of ancient and early modern political science in its analysis of good government and republicanism.

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    I like Professor Mansfield, but wasn’t this Conversation already posted in the Podcast feed? Is there a reason it is posted twice? Because this is the video, not the audio? Or some other reason?

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    • September 9, 2018 at 6:19 am
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